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I didn't quite know where to put this, so feel free to put it somewhere else if it fits better there...

all of us know tons of wise sayings and I'd like you to share them so that all PT-members get a little wiser as they are strolling through the threads... this ought to become a funny thread with freaky sayings that turn out to be true at second sight, so share your crazy thoughts...

a first advice: don’t take life too serious ’ you won’t get out of it alive! Wink Smilie
"Read the directions and directly you will be directed in the right direction." Teacher Smilie -- Alice in Wonderland
"Destiny is not a matter of chance. It is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for. It is a thing to be achieved"- William Jennings Bryan

dont believe in fate, make your own life!
Time is the most important thing I've ever wasted
-by Me.

I came up with that one when in high school and finally realizing how much of my life was flying by while I was sitting on my butt not accomplishing anything. It's a good one.
"The older I get, the better I was." I don't know who first coined this expression, but I certainly resemble it. Elf With a Big Grin Smilie
"Don't step on a landmine" - Sgt. Wilkinson
"The internet will consume us all!!!" - my neihbour (whateva, i cant spell gimme a brake (fluid)) shortly before he was allegidlly biten by his pc
This sound thread sounds intellectual, well here's mine:

True Intelligence is not a 246 IQ or an A+ or how many you fooled but the higher level of Understanding and Reasoning- Me

Perfection is in the eye who believes and creates them.-Me

Don't be one of them, Let them be you-Me

"....not all who wonder are lost...."-Mr.Tolkien
hey, I like them. go on like that.

Sometimes, making the wrong choice is better than making no choice.
I am a collector of quotes myself, and right now I have 12 pages of them on my computer. I will not post them all, but if you would like me to e-mail you the ones that I have you can do so by e-mailing me at I will leave you with a few of my favorites.
’Whoever saves one life, saves the world entire.’
"The ugliest truth, in the end, was still better than the prettiest of lies."
’In the greatest moments of our lives we are and always will be, alone.’
"Nobody is perfect until you fall in love with them."
’Loving someone is giving them the ability to destroy you, and trusting them not to.’
’It takes only a minute to get a crush on someone, an hour to like someone, a day to love someone, but it takes a lifetime to forget someone.’
"Love is like a war, easy to begin, hard to end."

Those are just a few of my favorites, especially because they are annoymous. I will leave you now, as I am very tired and desire sleep...
'Begin at the beginning, and then go 'til you come to the end; then stop'. - Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures In Wonderland
Expect the Unexpected Orc With Thumbs Up Smilie
Wonderful thread, this.

"Second star to the right, and straight on till morning." Peter Pan

"A single moment of understanding can flood a whole life with meaning."

"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be." Douglas Adams
I like the one by Douglas Adams. Smile Smilie

Be what you are, no matter what it is.
This is originally a German one and it sounds much funnier in German. Juggling Smilie
Dream like you'll live Forever, Live like you'll die Tomorrow
that's nice, fingolfin.
what about this one:

we do the impossible first. the hard stuff comes later.

Big Smile Smilie
"God doesn't play dice ? He's the master of the casino !" - a not so famous reply to Niels Bohr's famous statement.
"Do unto others as you would have done unto you." - The Golden Rule

"He who has the gold makes the rules" - If the gold controls the media: woe be to the people, even in a democracy, especially so in a republic.
"He who has the gold makes the rules"

Yup, that certainly explains why Scrooge McDuck is in charge.
Big Laugh Smilie Sorry. Paranoid Smilie

You laugh because I'm different. I laugh because you're all the same. - text on my dream T-shirt.
"No bird soars too high if he soars on his own wings." -- William Blake (I'm sure Blake had a different meaning in mind for this quote than the inspirational one it seems to be, since he believed that individuality was a form of selfishness...but take it however it may serve as inspiration for you. Wink Smilie )
I'm going to add another William Blake quote that I like and seems very Tolkienesque -- "The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity... and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself."
"Love can't be coerced." --Me
"Those who forget the mistakes of history are doomed to reelect them." --Ibid.
You laugh because I'm different. I laugh because you're all the same.


a very funny t-shirt I'd love to have says I'm schizophrenic on the front and me too on the back.

in the end everything is fine - if it's not fine, it's not the end.
I just had to find out where this 'Ibid' feller said what he had about 'history' and found he had over at CGCS. I don't think 'Me' was the first to make that statement, though I subscribe to it in all it's modern connotations. Well said 'Me'. Elf With a Big Grin Smilie

'Never steal anything small.' - I have no idea.
All that is gold does not glitter-prof. Tolkien
Well, you know, we can rant at much greater length over at CGCS (though I haven't been by in a bit, and was thinking about it tonight, for obvious reasons, and I wanna check and see if they've hit 400 yet) and there's always Religion in Politics to entertain/provoke me. Thanks for the boost, Grondmaster, and rule of thumb: if the only place you can find a phrase online is in my sig, it's probably original with me Wink Smilie The second one is, of course, my reprisal of Gibbon.
a very funny t-shirt I'd love to have says I'm schizophrenic on the front and me too on the back.

in the end everything is fine - if it's not fine, it's not the end.

Equally brilliant! Big Smile Smilie

The schizophrenic thing reminds me of something I read as a signature somewhere:

I used to be schizophrenic... but we're fine now. Animated Wink Smilie

"History will be kind to me for I intend to write it." - Winston Churchill

When questioned how he had managed to keep so fit and healthy all his life, Churchill replied: "No sports."

"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read." - Groucho Marx
Segueing smoothly:
"If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. That is the principal difference between a dog and a man." Mark Twain, Pudd'nhead Wilson's Calendar

"We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom that is in it - and stop there; lest we be like the cat that sits down on a hot stove-lid. She will never sit down on a hot stove-lid again - and that is well; but also she will never sit down on a cold one anymore." Mark Twain
These are some more quotes that I found and I just love them

’War does not determine who is right...war determines who is left.’
-Harry Midalia
’Fear cripples faster than any implement of war.’
’Why is it when we talk to God we are praying, but when God talks to us we are put into the loony bin?’
’Why do we teach kids that violence is not the answer and then have them read about wars in school that solved America's problems?’

The schizophrenic thing reminds me of something I read as a signature somewhere:

I used to be schizophrenic... but we're fine now.

great. I love those jokes... though they are really nasty.

’War does not determine who is right...war determines who is left.’
-Harry Midalia

very good, too. that reminds me of another quote dealing with right and left:
When I'm not in my right mind, my left mind gets pretty crowded. Wink Smilie

and that's one of my absolute favourites:
Think of how dumb the average person is. Now realize half of all people are dumber than that.
That's my fave from "Heaven":

At the right moment you have to do what nobody expects.
dream like you'll live forever, live like you'll die tomorrow.

that's a quote of james dean, or at least very close to it. he was brilliant!

"Oh, You should never, never doubt what nobody is sure about." - Willy Wonka
When you're riding in a time machine way far into the future, don't stick your elbow out the window, or it'll turn into a fossil. -- Deep Thoughts by Jack Handy
Elf With a Big Grin Smilie There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. ’ Douglas Adams in The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
I feel obliged to add the corrolary that "There is another theory which states that this has already happened." I find it to be the really annoying one for us cosmologically inclined types.
Heehee, I love that quote!

’War does not determine who is right...war determines who is left.’
-Harry Midalia

Big Laugh Smilie Very very good one too!

I love these spoonerisms too, they're hilarious. Not very wise, but hey.

"Is the bean dizzy?"

"The Lord is a shoving leopard."

"She joins this club over my bed doddy."
Funny quotes, those about the universe.

Here a more computer oriented quote:
"The generation of random numbers is to important to be left to chance." - don't remember who said that.

And here one of my favorites:

"It is a fact that although the Death of the Discworld is, in his own words, an ANTHROPOMORPHIC PERSONIFICATION, he long ago gave up using the traditional skeletal horses, because of the bother of having to stop all the time to wire bits back on."
-- (Terry Pratchett, Mort)
Maybe in order to understand mankind, we have to look at the word itself: "Mankind". Basically, it's made up of two separate words - "mank" and "ind". What do these words mean ? It's a mystery, and that's why so is mankind. Teacher Smilie -- Deep Thoughts by Jack Handy

To keep Eruwen's theme of meanings of words, I have this quote:
’Isn't it funny how the word 'politics' is made up of the words 'poli' meaning 'many' in Latin, and 'tics' as in 'bloodsucking creatures?’

I also enjoy this one:
"Never argue with idiots. The just drag you down to their level and then beat you with their
That last is a keeper, approaching the level of a truism. Now, in an ongoing effort to distinguish wisdom from intelligence, a comment on something about which some may have noticed I'm overly careful.

"From now on, ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put. " --Sir Winston Churchill.
"If A is a success in life, then A equals X plus Y plus Z. Work is X; Y is play; and Z is keeping your mouth shut."- Albert Einstein

"If you want immortality- make it."

"Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton was the one who asked why"- Bernard Baruch

"Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes."- Oscar Wilde

"I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the fromula for failure, which is try to please everybody."- Herbert Bayard Swope

"The brain is a wonderful organ; it starts working the moment you get up in the morning and does not stop until you get into the office." Robert Frost
Always remember... to never forget. Elk Grinning Smilie

Life is like the rehearsal of a performance that never takes place.
Well I found some cool ones while in Japan, they were in the book that I was reading, and they are Neopolitan proverbs, but I am gonna put the english translation here...
"Don't live in the past - you will know what you've lost but not what you've found."
"It takes a strong heart to resist the devil's caresses."
Never do today what you can put off until tomorrow. - The Procrastinator's Creed
my motto, grondmaster! =)

No excellent soul is exempt from a mixture of madness.
"Worry is interest payed on a debt you may not owe."

It really is a great thread....I'll just read some off from Broadway musical Into the Woods I just saw....

"Opportunity is not a lengthy visitor." ----- Cinderella's Mother

"You're so nice. You're not good, you're not bad, you're just nice. I'm not good, I'm not nice, I'm just right. I'm the Witch. You're the world." ------Witch

" Life is often so unpleasant, you must know that as a peasant, best to take the moment present as a present for the moment." -------Cinderella's Prince

"You may know what you need, but to get what you want, better see that you keep what you have." ----- Baker's Wife

Hey Ithil! You know I love your motto! It's rather like one I've heard when I was brought into performing arts camp:
" If you're here, then you're not normal, if you're normal and you're here and you still remain normal then you are most definately not normal...
ok, this one is great, Cloveress, I love things like that. and that could certainly be said to anyone who visits me and my little village... Orc Smiling Smilie honestly, brilliant! the others are great, too... have you got some more?
now, need some advice?
Stop thinking, and end your problems. - Lao Tzu
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